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Old 07-08-2012, 11:34 PM   #1
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Just found out there was a homebrew store 5 min from my house about 2 weeks ago and I already have my first brew bubbling away, well not bubbling as much anymore as I brewed it last saturday.

Been reading tons of posts & already cannot wait to get even more batches going!

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Old 07-09-2012, 12:06 AM   #2
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Welcome home! You'll find a wealth of knowledge here and a friendly community. I have to say I'm jealous that you live 5 mins from your LHBS. Although I still have it better than most, I have to drive about 25 minutes to get to mine. It's actually probably better on my wallet that it's not 5 mins away actually. So what style did you make for your first brew?

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Old 07-09-2012, 12:22 AM   #3
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Just a basic American Amber, its based off Sam Adams I believe.. Just a simple extract brew to get my feet wet, but I'm already addicted.

Already begun thinking about a fermentation chamber as my wife & my bedroom doesn't make for a good place to ferment!

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Old 07-09-2012, 12:29 AM   #4
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Greetings from Springfield! You may want to throw that fermenting brew in the closet to keep it out of the light. Glad youre addicted already, it only gets worse!

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Old 07-09-2012, 01:00 AM   #5
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Got 2 sheets wrapped around it! Plus i only just in a glass carboy 4 days ago after it seemed like it was done with primary fermentation..

Checked the SG and it was pretty much on target with what the kit/recipe I am using said it should be.

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Just curious, how long did you primary for?

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5 days.. OG was 1.040. When i tested it before racking out it was 1.010.

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Old 07-10-2012, 04:19 PM   #8
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Hello from up the road in Ashby

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Good luck from the south shore. Mass brewers are everywhere!!

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You might want to give your beers at least 10 days in primary. Even though it may have been done fermenting that added time gives the yeast a chance to do a little clean up. Either way I'm sure it will turn out great. And it definitely is addicting. It seems like the more you learn the more it pulls you in.

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